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What do you buy for the travel-obsessed lady in your life – other than plane tickets, that is? If you’re struggling to find a gift for your globetrotting friend, relative or partner then relax. As a seasoned luxury traveler myself, I know a thing or two about what to buy an eternal wanderer. Here’s my ultimate luxury travel gift guide for women.
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If you’re not looking to spend a lot, no worries. We’ll start off at the affordable end of my luxury travel gift guide. There are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that are just perfect for female travellers, starting from as little as $10!
Travel can be tough on the skin, so a mini skincare set is a must-have for female travellers. I love Youth to the People’s Age Prevention Superfood Mini Duo because it will keep your skin clean, healthy and hydrated whilst you’re flying. For more on preventing dry skin when flying, check out this article.
Every girl on the go needs a good makeup bag. I always appreciate a makeup bag that helps me keep my cosmetics organised, which is why the Relavel Cosmetics Case is absolutely ideal!
The USA is pretty much a cashless country by this point, but there are many destinations where cash remains king. Coins can be annoying, so a cute coin purse is perfect for keeping spare change organized. This leather purse from ASOS is super sleek, and only $20!
Card wallets are so useful. They’re lightweight and eliminate the need for a large purse or backpack. This ash rose card wallet from Herschel is both cute and practical. It’s technically a “men’s” wallet but honestly, I don’t see why a female traveler wouldn’t love it.
SPF all day, everyday is pretty much the golden rule of skin care, but this is especially true when travelling to warmer climes. A good facial SPF is a must for all female travelers who want to avoid the lobster look. Here are a couple of my favorites below, but more a more in-depth rundown be sure to check out this article.
Who doesn’t love a good eye mask? Long haul flights often cause puffiness and irritation, so soothing eye masks make for the perfect gift. This Patchology under-eye mask is perfect and a total bargain at only $3. Or why not go for a five pack of these uber-hydrating Skin Gym eye masks?
Phones can take a battering whilst traveling, so a good case is always a welcome gift for a female traveler. Skinnydip makes secure cases with fun prints, such as this watermelon iPhone case. This super protective Sonix case is really cute, too.
I’m all for going plastic free but many countries are still big on single use plastic. A reusable cup and straw make for thoughtful, useful and environmentally friendly gifts!
Polaroid cameras are the perfect gift for female travelers. Cell phone photos are great, but there’s nothing quite like holding a polaroid in your hand and watching it develop before your eyes. The Instax mini is a solid choice, both in terms of performance and aesthetics. And don’t forget some film!
Great sunglasses don’t have to break the bank. I love celebrity favorite Quay Australia’s stylish shades, which offer great UV protection and a range of frames to suit everyone.
Aesop’s luxury departure kit contains everything a girl needs to stay fresh faced, clean and comfortable when flying. It contains a hand wash, hand balm, refreshing facial spray, masque,lip cream and toothpaste. Since this is Aesop, all the products smell absolutely amazing. I love this kit – it’s absolutely genius! My luxury travel gift guide wouldn’t be complete without it.
Let’s be honest, sometimes hotel hairdryers just don’t cut it. It’s always nice to travel with your own, which is why the GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer makes such a perfect gift for female travelers.
Silk pillowcases are fantastic for the skin and hair, because the lack of friction prevents wrinkles, microtears and breakages. I’ve already talked about Slip’s skin-friendly face masks in my maskne skincare article but their pillowcase is also a cult favorite. This makes a perfect gift for a luxury female traveler who loves all things beauty-related.
The Nordace Siena backpack is sturdy, stylish and makes organization an absolute breeze. Honestly, getting through airport security has never been so stress free! This baby has a designated liquids pouch which is super useful, lots of secret pockets and best of all, a built in USB so you can charge your phone from your bag.
Over-ear headphones are great, but some compact wireless headphones are often more practical for travel. Since Apple AirPods are pretty much the gold standard of wireless headphones, they make a perfect gift for a female traveler.
A good book is an absolute must for a girl on the go, but they take up a lot of room. An Amazon Kindle is a perfect gift for a traveler because it’s such a space saver and allows you to buy new books from anywhere with an internet connection – a win-win if you ask me.
If your pal’s passport is looking worse-for-wear, why not treat her to a stylish passport cover? Mulberry make some uber-stylish leather options. I can’t get enough of this beautiful pale slate color, and the oxblood shade is beautiful, too.
Well, it wouldn’t be a luxury travel gift guide without some super stylish luggage, now would it?
I’m a self-confessed luxe luggage aficionado. Not only is luxury luggage the perfect way to stay both fashionable and organised, it’s also far more durable than cheaper options. A piece of luxury luggage should be viewed as an investment that will last for years to come. Some of my favorite brands include Horizn, Tumi and Paravel – for more on that, take a look at this article.
When you have a lot of time to kill at the airport, there’s nothing better than lounge access. Good food, hot showers and a quiet place to relax – what could be better during a long layover? PriorityPass membership grants access to lounges all over the world. $299 will get 10 free visits, or go unlimited for $429.
Read this article to discover my favorite lounges.
So there we have it – my ultimate luxury travel gift guide for women! Now that you know what to buy for the luxury female traveler in your life, check out the luxury travel trends to watch in 2021 or the top 5 accessories for working from home.
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